• May 14, 2007
The folks over at Car procured a few shots of the Caparo T1 undergoing testing and have gleaned some interesting information about Gordon Murray's newest masterpiece.

First off, the road-going F1 car is living up to its ethos by ditching the supercharger and coming to the party with a naturally aspirated V8 that makes 700 HP and revs all the way to 10,200 RPM. A shot of the engine bay, although a bit cramped, reveals a mechanical masterpiece, complete with polished intake trumpets that are making the hair on the back of our neck stand up on end.

Naturally, the performance equation doesn't just revolve around the mid-mounted engine. Aluminum honeycomb, carbon fiber and a six-speed sequential box, made up of magnesium, contribute to the T1's epic accomplishments. Zero-to-60 times are in the 2.5 second range, while braking from 100 MPH comes in at a scant 8.5 seconds, courtesy of 355mm steel discs at all four wheels.

Deliveries are still expected to begin this summer, at a cost of £217,500. But for those of you (and us) attending this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, you'll be able to see the T1 making the rounds during the show.

[Source: Car]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      yeah. the 0-100 time is 5 second. The 8.5 time is for 0-100-0.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "So I'm guessing it won't achieve 20mpg on the highway"

      im guessing that if driven for economy (like thats ever going to happen) it will get pretty good milage. it has a small frontal area and weighs about 1000 lbs so there is no way it can be to bad.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You miss-stated the best performance stat: 0-100-0 in 8.5 seconds! Second best performance stat? 3g's in the corners. This thing is beyond amazing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So I'm guessing it won't achieve 20mpg on the highway...
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Euro is not worth $2 it's worth $1.30. So it might cost about $294,615. Less then a LP640 or a Enzo, can you say deal?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Holy Sh!t!! I knew it was fast but 0-60mph in 2.5s and 0-100mph in 5s etc etc and 3G's in the corners!! Holy CRAP!

      My god, if I was a billionaire this would definitely be one of my toys!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Simply marvelous!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm guessing it could get (far) more than 20mpg on the highway, especially with the larger imperial gallon. but its not really a road trip car anyway.

      Your getting the euro confused with pounds. as of now the it is nearly $430 000 US Dollars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice. Anyone know what 217,000 quid is in US dollars and how much the UK Ariel Atom is?
      • 7 Years Ago
      This thing is great, that is some amazing speed and a price tag to match, at roughly 2 US$ for one £ that is about $435,000.

      http://www.refinedrogue.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      Steel rotors? I know I may not be one to question, but why not race inspired ceramic?
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